Ethics of political party funding

The issue of political party funding and the legality thereof has come back under spotlight, with the CR17 and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma campaigns being thrown into the mix.
Earlier this year, South Africa witnessed the signing of the Political Party Funding Act into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Independent Electoral Commission recently wrapped public hearings into the matter of Political Party Funding. Some political parties have warned against what they call the “over-regulation of party funding”. Meanwhile, some analysts hold the view that political parties should have clear internal processes of how to source donor-funding. What ethical issues do donated funds pose for political parties? We are joined by Ebrahim Fakir, the Director of Programmes at the Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute, also known as ASRI…

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